The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 1984-1998

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The Ghost in the Mirror John Bellairs (Penguin/Puffin 0-14-034934-0, Oct ’94, $3.99, 169pp, pb, cover by Edward Gorey) [Lewis Barnavelt] Reprint (Dial 1993) young-adult fantasy novel, a sequel to “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” trilogy. Unfinished at Bellairs’ death, this was completed by Brad Strickland, who is credited on the title page.

The Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie John Bellairs & Brad Strickland (Penguin/Dial 0-8037-1462-9, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $14.99, 153pp, hc, cover by Edward Gorey) [Johnny Dixon] Young adult fantasy novel in the “Johnny Dixon” series, where Johnny and his friends must battle with the fearsome Priests of the Midnight Blood for Dr. Coote’s life. This was begun by Bellairs before his death, and completed by Strickland.

Sacred Fire Isi Beller (Arcade 1-55970-226-5, Jul ’94, $21.95, 382pp, hc) Near future SF thriller set in a world where HIV has mutated into a much more deadly form and changed both the political and social structures of society. A first novel.

White Shark Peter Benchley (Random House 0-679-40356-6, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $23.00, 324pp, hc) SF thriller about an experimental Nazi “land shark” released from confinement and loose in the modern world.

Across the Sea of Suns Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28211-5, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $5.99, 353pp, pb, cover by Dick Dismukes) [In the Ocean of Night; Galactic Center] Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1987) SF novel, sequel to In the Ocean of Night. This is a revised version of the 1983 Simon & Schuster original, which ties it into the “Galactic Center” series. Fifth printing.

Furious Gulf Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-09661-3, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $22.95, 290pp, hc, cover by John Dismukes) [Galactic Center] SF novel of a ship searching for the True Center of the galaxy, fifth in the “Galactic Center” series, and a direct sequel to Tides of Light.

Great Sky River Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-27318-3, Aug ’94, $5.99, 340pp, pb, cover by John Dismukes) [Galactic Center] Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1987) SF novel, a thematic sequel to Across the Sea of Suns, set in the Galactic Center universe; fourth printing.

In the Ocean of Night Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-26578-4, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $5.99, 321pp, pb, cover by John Dismukes) [In the Ocean of Night] Reissue (Dial 1977) near-future SF novel of alien encounter; fifth printing.

Matter’s End Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56898-1, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $5.99, 294pp, pb, cover by Pamela Lee) Collection of 21 stories, plus an afterword describing why he wrote them.

Tides of Light Gregory Benford (Bantam Spectra 0-553-28214-X, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $5.99, 407pp, pb, cover by John Dismukes) [Galactic Center] Reissue (Bantam Spectra 1989) sf novel set in the Galactic Center universe; second printing. A direct sequel to Great Sky River.

The Panther’s Hoard Nancy Varian Berberick (Ace 0-441-00009-6, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $4.99, 291pp, pb, cover by Bruce Eagle) [Shadow of the Seventh Moon] Fantasy novel about a dying race of dwarves, sequel to Shadow of the Seventh Moon.

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare David Bergantino (Tor 0-812-55166-4, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $4.99, 216pp, pb) Horror movie novelization, in which Freddie Krueger not only stalks the cast of the new Nightmare movie, but also the author of the novelization.

Blood Alone Elaine Bergstrom (Ace 0-441-00088-6, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $4.99, 325pp, pb, cover by Kinuko Craft) [Austra Family] Reprint (Jove 1990) romantic vampire novel, second book of the “Austra Family” series.

Blood Rites Elaine Bergstrom (Ace 0-441-00074-6, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], $4.99, 332pp, pb, cover by Marc Tauss) [Austra Family] Reprint (Jove 1991) vampire novel, about a vampire artist who resists her craving until stalked by a hired killer. Third book of the “Austra Family” series.

Daughter of the Night Elaine Bergstrom (Ace 0-441-00110-6, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $4.99, 323pp, pb) [Austra Family] Reprint (Jove 1992) romantic vampire novel, fourth book of the “Austra Family” series.

Shattered Glass Elaine Bergstrom (Ace 0-441-00067-3, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $4.99, 372pp, pb, cover by Kinuko Craft) [Austra Family] Reprint (Jove 1989) romantic vampire novel, first book of the “Austra Family” series.

RIM: A Novel of Virtual Reality Alexander Besher (HarperCollins West 0-06-258527-4, Sep ’94 [Oct ’94], $13.00, 357pp, tp, cover by Eric Adigard) [Gobi] Virtual reality SF novel set in 21st Century Tokyo and Berkeley.

Where Dead Soldiers Walk Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (St. Martin’s 0-312-11011-1, Jul ’94 [Aug ’94], $20.95, 267pp, hc, cover by Joan Hall) [J(awhol) Pletcher] Associational mystery novel in the “Fletcher & Lambert” series.

Aliens vs. Predator #2: Hunter’s Planet David Bischoff (Bantam Spectra 0-553-56556-7, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $4.99, 260pp, pb, cover by John Bolton) [Aliens vs. Predator] SF novelization. Copyrighted by Twentieth Century Fox.

seaQuest DSV: The Ancient David Bischoff (Ace 0-441-00042-8, Mar ’94 [Feb ’94], $4.99, 228pp, pb) [seaQuest DSV] Sf novelization based on the TV series, third book of a series. Copyrighted by MCA.

Brittle Innings Michael Bishop (Bantam 0-553-08136-5, May ’94 [Apr ’94], $21.95, 502pp, hc, cover by Michael Dudash) [Frankenstein] Baseball fantasy novel that blends the magic of baseball, the coming-of-age tale, and the Frankenstein myth.

Count Geiger’s Blues Michael Bishop (Tor/Orb 0-312-89008-7, Jul ’94 [Jun ’94], $12.95, 374pp, tp, cover by Thomas Canty) Reprint (Tor 1992) comic SF novel.

Bears Discover Fire Terry Bisson (Tor/Orb 0-312-89035-4, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $12.00, 254pp, tp, cover by Nicholas Jainschigg) Reprint (Tor 1993) collection of 19 stories, with an afterword by the author. The title story won the Nebula, Hugo, and Sturgeon awards.

Temptation Cynthia Blair (Ballantine 0-345-37129-1, Apr ’94 [Mar ’94], $5.99, 349pp, pb) Reprint (Ballantine 1993) fantasy romance about a young divorced mother who playfully makes three wishes in front of a statue that just happens to have the power to make them come true.

Chiller Sterling Blake (Bantam 0-553-56866-3, Oct ’94 [Sep ’94], $5.99, 660pp, hc, cover by Larry Lurin) Reprint (Bantam 1993) SF/medical thriller about cryogenics. Blake is a pseudonym for Gregory Benford.

The Exorcist William Peter Blatty (HarperPaperbacks 0-06-100722-6, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $5.99, 385pp, pb, cover by Kirk Reinert) [Exorcist] Reprint (Harper & Row 1971) influential horror novel about possession.

Doughnuts James P. Blaylock (A.S.A.P., Mar ’94, $50.00, 57pp, hc, cover by Phil Parks) Original fantasy short story, with an introduction by Lewis Shiner, an appreciation by Lucius Shepard, and an afterword by Tim Powers. There are interior photographic illustrations by Viki Blaylock, actual photographic prints glued onto the pages. This is a signed (by all authors, artist, and photographer) numbered 224-copy limited edition. A 26-copy lettered slipcased collectors edition ($200), to include a signed author photo and a handwritten original short-short by Blaylock, was announced but not seen. Available from A.S.A.P., 23852 Via Navarra, Mission Viejo CA 92691.

Night Relics James P. Blaylock (Ace 0-441-00022-3, Mar ’94 [Feb ’94], $18.95, 311pp, hc, cover by Danilo Ducak) Dark fantasy novel. Peter’s wife and son disappear and he is haunted by ghostly visions. Recommended (SW).

A Case of Conscience James Blish (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-34125-2, Aug ’94 [Jul ’94], $5.99, 240pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [After Such Knowledge] Reissue (Ballantine 1958) classic Hugo Award-winning sf novel; seventh printing.

The Early Fears Robert Bloch (Fedogan & Bremer 1-878252-12-7, Mar ’94, $29.00, 514pp, hc, cover by Jon Arfstrom) Collection of 39 stories, an omnibus of Bloch’s first two collections, The Opener of the Way (Arkham House 1945) and Pleasant Dreams (Arkham House 1960) plus three stories that originally appeared in a 1991 issue of Weird Tales and a new introduction by the author. This edition is limited to 2,300 copies. A 100-copy signed slipcased limited edition (-13-5, $60.00) was announced but not seen. Available from Fedogan & Bremer, 700 Washington Ave., S.E., Suite 50, Minneapolis MN 55414.

Psycho Robert Bloch (Gauntlet Publications 0-9629659-9-5, Oct ’94 [Nov ’94], $60.00, 183pp, hc, cover by Alan M. Clark) [Psycho] Reprint (Simon & Schuster 1959) classic psychological horror novel. This is a special 35th Anniversary signed, slipcased, limited edition, with an introduction by Richard Matheson, an afterword by Ray Bradbury, and a special preface by the author. Order from Gauntlet Publications, 309 Powell Road, Springfield PA 19064. Phone: 215-328-5476.

The Hanged Man Francesca Lia Block (HarperCollins 0-06-024536-0, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $14.00, 137pp, hc) Associational young-adult novel with elements of magical realism, about a young girl haunted by family secrets in a glittering and slightly skewed vision of Los Angeles.

Primavera Francesca Lia Block (Penguin/Roc 0-451-45323-9, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $4.50, 236pp, pb, cover by Mel Odom) [Ecstasia] Fantasy novel about a young girl with a magical voice and her search for the wondrous city of Elysia.

Go Quest, Young Man K. B. Bogen (TSR 1-56076-898-3, Sep ’94, $4.95, 250pp, tp, cover by Walter Velez) Humorous fantasy novel about the misadventures of a journeyman sorcerer. A first novel.

Eric in the Land of Insects Godfried Bomans (Houghton Mifflin 0-395-65231-6, Mar ’94 [Apr ’94], $14.95, 197pp, hc, cover by Mark Richardson) Young-adult fantasy novel about a boy who enters the world of insects through the painting on his bedroom wall. With illustrations by Mark Richardson. Newly translated from the Dutch (Het Spectrum BV 1941) by Gina Louise Sanders.

The Black Maria Jay R. Bonansinga (Warner 0-446-36515-7, May ’94 [Apr ’94], $5.99, 340pp, pb) Horror novel about a Flying Dutchman of the interstate and a voodoo curse. A first novel.

The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism M. Keith Booker (Greenwood Press 0-313-29092-X, May ’94 [Jun ’94], $49.95, 197pp, hc) Non-fiction, criticism. A study of modern dystopian literature as social criticism. Available from Greenwood Publishing, 88 Post Rd. West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881. Credit card orders: 1-800-225-5800.

Dystopian Literature: A Theory and Research Guide M. Keith Booker (Greenwood Press 0-313-29115-2, May ’94 [Jun ’94], $75.00, 408pp, hc) Non-fiction, reference. An annotated selected bibliography of dystopian (and some contrasting utopian) literature, theatre, film, and cultural criticism. Available from Greenwood Publishing, 88 Post Rd. West, Box 5007, Westport CT 06881. Credit card orders: 1-800-225-5800.

The Goddess Paintings Susan Seddon Boulet & Michael Babcock (Pomegranate 1-56640-957-8, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $22.00, 127pp, tp, cover by Susan Seddon Boulet) Art book, a collection of Boulet’s paintings of “goddesses,” with text by Michael Babcock. The artwork is beautiful and dreamy, but more design than fantasy.

Challenges Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-51408-4, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $4.99, 348pp, pb, cover by John Berkey) Reprint (Tor 1993) collection of 12 stories, two original, and six essays on writing and SF.

The Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells Ben Bova (Writer’s Digest 0-89879-600-8, Mar ’94 [Feb ’94], $16.95, 218pp, hc) Non-fiction, a guide to writing salable sf, including the complete text of four Bova short stories as examples.

Death Dream Ben Bova (Bantam 0-553-08234-5, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $22.95, 497pp, hc) SF thriller about the problems involved in opening a virtual reality theme park. First American edition (NEL 1994).

The Exiles Trilogy Ben Bova (Baen 0-671-87631-7, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $5.99, 489pp, pb) [Exiles Trilogy] Reprint (Berkley 1980) omnibus of Exiled from Earth (Dutton 1971), Flight of Exiles (Dutton 1972), and End of Exile (Dutton 1975).

Orion and the Conqueror Ben Bova (Tor 0-312-85447-1, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $22.95, 350pp, hc, cover by Boris Vallejo) [Orion] Sf/fantasy novel, fourth book in the “Orion” series.

Triumph Ben Bova (Tor 0-812-52063-7, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $4.99, 253pp, pb, cover by Tim Jacobus) Reprint (Tor 1993) alternate-history sf novel of a changed post-WWII world where Churchill had Stalin killed.

The Watchmen Ben Bova (Baen 0-671-87598-1, Apr ’94 [Mar ’94], $5.99, 423pp, pb, cover by Darrell K. Sweet) [Star Watch] Omnibus of two young-adult sf novels about the Star Watch, Star Watchman (Holt Rinehart & Winston 1964) and The Dueling Machine (Holt Rinehart & Winston 1969). With a new introduction by the author.

To Fear the Light Ben Bova & A. J. Austin (Tor 0-312-85449-8, Dec ’94 [Nov ’94], $21.95, 352pp, hc, cover by John Berkey) [To Save the Sun] SF novel, sequel to To Save the Sun.

Queer Destinies: Erotic Science Fiction Stories Gary Bowen (Circlet Press 0-9633970-7-9, Jul ’94 [Sep ’94], $5.95, 56pp, ph, cover by Tristan Alexander) Pamphlet collection of four original gay male erotic SF & Fantasy stories. Available from Circlet Press, PO Box 15143, Boston MA 02215.

Keeper of Cats Elizabeth H. Boyer (Ballantine Del Rey 0-345-38180-7, Jan ’95 [Dec ’94], $5.99, 346pp, pb, cover by Mark Garro) Fantasy novel. A young girl has to cope with her five grandmothers, their scads of cats, and a search for a magic cup.

Darkman #1: The Hangman Randall Boyll (Pocket 0-671-78764-0, Feb ’94 [Jan ’94], $4.99, 215pp, pb) [Darkman] Horror/Sci-Fi novelization, first book in a new series based on the Sam Raimi film. Copyrighted by MCA.

Darkman #2: The Price of Fear Randall Boyll (Pocket 0-671-79434-5, Jun ’94 [May ’94], $5.50, 215pp, pb, cover by John Alvin) [Darkman] Sf/horror novelization, second book in a series based on the Sam Raimi film. Copyrighted by MCA.

Darkman #3: The Gods of Hell Randall Boyll (Pocket 0-671-79435-3, Sep ’94 [Aug ’94], $5.50, 220pp, pb) [Darkman] SF/horror novelization, third book in a series based on the Sam Raimi film. Copyrighted by MCA.

The Ray Bradbury Chronicles Volume 7 Ray Bradbury, et al. (NBM 1-56163-112-4, Nov ’94 [Oct ’94], $19.95, unpaginated, hc, cover by Kelly Jones & Jim Steranko) Collection of five graphic adaptations of Bradbury stories, presented in two sections, each with an introduction by Bradbury. Packaged and copyrighted by Byron Preiss Visual Publications. A signed limited edition (-113-2, $45.00) was announced but not seen.

Zen in the Art of Writing Ray Bradbury (Joshua Odell Editions 1-877741-09-4, Apr ’94 [Nov ’94], $10.95, 176pp, tp) Non-fiction collection of 11 essays on creativity and writing, plus a series of poems and preface by the author. This is a much-expanded third edition of what began as a chapbook; Zen & the Art of Writing (Capra 1973). The expanded essays are mostly introductions to later books and anthologies.

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